EASA 'Not Yet Decided'

Nida, Lithuania, 2016

The concept of the theme comes from Erwin Schrödinger's cat experiment. As to keep it short and simple, here is our explanation of the experiment. Imagine you put a cat in a box with a bomb that in one hour has 50% possibility to blow up and kill the cat and 50% possibility to do nothing and leave the cat alive. What happens after one hour? Common sense says that after one hour the cat is either dead or alive because the bomb exploded or not. But Schrodinger points out that at the instance before the box is opened that cat is in the superposition - both dead and alive at the same time. We believe that Nida Town is both dead and alive at the same time and EASA 2016 is going to open the box. 

Bidding Video for NOT YET DECIDED - by Justinas Jakštonis, Morta Pilkaite, Аndrius Bialyj, Gedailė Nausėdaitė, Saulė Petraitytė & Kipras Kazlauskas

Nida, like any other place in the world, is facing a lot of factors, that are making an impact on its existence. Either these factors are natural or social, economic or political. The natural sand dunes of Nida - one of the biggest in the world - on the one hand, are so precious and beautiful, but on the other hand, they are dangerous for the town not to be buried as it happened many years ago. What do we care about more - the natural or the urban part of Nida? The forests are damaged by Cormorans so badly that the entire hectors are poisoned by their faeces. Again - this issue needs a decision. There are several massive soviet buildings in Nida, that are stuck in time, abandoned for many years. On the one hand, we want them to be renovated and functioning, on the other hand the laws are so complicated that almost no one wants to go that way.

Nida is at the superposition - both dead and alive at the same time - not yet decided.

EASA Not Yet Decided Summary Video - by Alexandra Kononchenko

I AM FROM EASA - documentary directed by Lucas Bonnel



Type: Construction

Tutors: Elena Sofia Congiu, Metteo de Francesco, Marcgo A. Noli

Participants: Angel Cobo Alonso, Angela Shepherd Diaz, Angelika Hinterbrandner, Aoife Flynn, Cristiana Moisanu, Giulia Tellier,Ioana Tudor, Liliana Todorova, Lucia Calleja, Luke Sciberras, Margarita Fernandez Colombas, Maroš Drobnàk, Nicat Nusalov, Radoslav Hamara, Raffaella Corrieri, Rob Scott, Venia Poula

Nida has an incredible number of different landscapes. The connection between the water, the dunes and the forest is always defined by the nature, and the border among them is often well defined. To conveying and capturing this border we need something that can pass through the edge, without breaking it. The goal is to underline the line between different landscapes and to live that boundary as a different experience. How can we do that? Creating a 3rd element, that is not a space, but is a pathway, that can introduce you unexpectedly to a new landmark. A labyrinth, will bring you from the beach through the wood without feeling the change. A labyrinth will transform the space’s dimension into time’s dimension, the dots of a surface into a pathway. The labyrinth stimulates and answers, at the same time, to the wish of discovery. It finally is the symbol of the Exploration.The Idea is not just to create a simple crossed pathway, but it is to evolve the concept of the traditional labyrinth. Normally we have a barrier or an insurmountable wall, that creates a space. What we came to think is: whats if that wall will be also a pathway? So you will have two different ways to pass trough, one made up with a tunnel, so a close space that can guide you. The other one will be created by the empty space between the tunnels, and will be, in its turn, a pathway.



Type: Design & Construction

Tutors: Matas Šiupšinskas, Ieva Cicėnaitė, Donatas Beniulis

Participants: Antonia Dorn, Nastassia Tulayeva, Sofia Navarro Abarca, Carlos Jimenez, Mimmi Koponen, Igor Rajkovic, Ieva Ginkevičiūtė, Indrė Ginkevičiūtė, Laura Banaitytė

Atmosphere is a nomadic theater stage. It is temporary, it is ephemeral, it is silent. It travels around the dunes of Nida and invites people to experience a moment in time and space. It invites artists to perform. And then it disappears. There is nothing left, just memories and wind. It sounds banal but it is a theater for those who believe in a quote “Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints.”

Our inspiration? Sasha Waltz.

A Body in the Context


Type: Other

Tutors: Hanna Karziuk, Katsiaryna Atkayeva

Participants: Katrine Braendholt, Eva Ririhena, Nataša Rodić, Biljana Petrovic, Vilde Livsdatter 

The workshop is a laboratory-research work consisting of two parts: the research that would consist of studying the urban tissue and nature of Nida and the behavior of people, and transforming the gathered information into the movements. We will develop the series of actions that would be treated using the method of chance procedures. We are interested in the mutual relations between movements and pauses and not the way they are stylistically linked. The workshop is about to make a piece that is free from the artist’s intentions.

According to John Cage’s indeterminism, “a sound does not view itself as thought, as ought, as needing another sound for its elucidation, as etc.; it has not time for any consideration--it is occupied with the performance of its characteristics: before it has died away it must have made perfectly exact its frequency, its loudness, its length, its overtone structure, the precise morphology of these and of itself”. This will result in a site-specific performance. The location would be chosen together with the participants during the whole process.

Bring Nida a Full Circle


Type: Community

Tutors: Donatas Baltrušaitis, Viacheslav Ivanov, Elena Archipovaitė

Participants: Nastya Tsurkovskaya, Margarida N. Waco, Elina Torma, Paulius Kliucininkas, Krista Skujina, Michail Želeniak, Augustas Makrickas, Remi Groenendijk, Panu-Petteri Kujala, Andon Cenollari, Anna Klimczak

As humans we have adopted a linear economic approach: we take, we make and we dispose. This way we are consuming earth's resources and often producing toxic waste. As we become more acutely aware of the scarcity of environmental resources and the rising pressures of complex social issues, we need to find a more sustainable way to organise and grow our economy. Linear economic economy the same as linear thinking simply can't work long term. So what can? If we accept the earth's natural cyclical model and adapt it to the economy, we would have a circular economy.

We need to find a more sustainable way to organise life around us. The way to do it is to implement a new creative Circular Economy, but first we need to know how it works. Architects, researchers and urban planners should help local authorities, business and communities in providing the know how for emerging spatial architectural projects with a concrete focus on how these projects reflect and help to grow the local economy.

Students should learn how to work together, to reject the egocentric mentality of the Starchitects and to learn not to compete but to cooperate. Urban economy as topic would be guided by a social agenda and would raise the fundamental question, how architecture and city planning addresses the issue. The idea of ‘togetherness’ is the key to creating new, progressive architecture.



Type: Crafts


Tutors: Nikolay Staykov, Julian Vassallo

Participants: Tracey Sammut, Petronela Schredlova, Marko Riboskic, Suhejb Flugaj, Lotte Luykx, Roisin Crawley, Sotirios Fragkos, Hana Dasic, Gabija Strockytė, Martina Loi, Kamila Drsata  

The idea of BluePrint is to introduce the participants in world of alternative photographic processes. The name of the project is inspired from the first architecture plans and sketches. The cyanotype process is used to reproduced them before the ink print. It is more than 100 years old process that find really easy and amazing part from the creative photography. It allows to print an image from negative or some objects. We want to make our own photosensitive emulsion and coated with it different surfaces like white paper and fabrics, but most of all we want to leave our trace in Nida showing the beauty of the cyanotype and using the sun we will expose our organic photograms of flowers and leaves using UV and pure day sunlight.

Collector Gatherer 

Type: Construction

Tutors: Brett Mahon, Rory Rankin